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Magazine Disconnect

I have just started reading American Rifleman, and I love the technical information in the magazine. But it seems like you guys sometimes assume every reader knows what every gun term you use means. What is a magazine disconnect? Is it the same thing as a safety?

Rifleman Q&A: What Is A Magazine Disconnect?

Sometimes there are some technical phrases that can be confusing to new shooters. One such term is the "magazine disconnect," a safety feature found on some firearms.

Rifleman Q&A: How Do I Avoid 'M1 Thumb?'

Anyone who's handled or fired an M1 Garand is likely familiar with the concept of "M1 thumb." Here's how you avoid a painful pinch.

Winchester Model 71

In 1958, as a junior NRA member, I read an article in American Rifleman announcing the discontinuance of the Winchester 71, thus ending a 23-year legacy with 47,254 rifles produced. I still recall the writer referring to this lever-action as “businesslike”—an apt description.

Savage Model 99

The Savage Model 99 featured a unique rotary magazine for the then-new spitzer bullets

Colt Fourth Model Deringer

Colt Deringers can bring a premium price if they’ve never been shot.

Beretta Model 626E Side-by-Side

For many, there is just something special about owning a Beretta side-by-side shotgun, even if it's one of the more obscure ones made by the world’s oldest firearm manufacturer.

I Have This Old Gun: Colt 3rd Generation "Signature Series" 1851 Navy

This Colt 3rd Generation Signature Series gun has never been fired. In "NRA Perfect" condition, what's it worth?

Colt Third Model Dragoon

This Third Model, pitted and roughly cleaned, is in NRA Fair Condition with less than 10 percent of its finish remaining. So what's it worth?

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